It is with my deepest regret that I share with you that Deb Patterson of NMC’s Central Scheduling passed away unexpectedly last night in her home. Deb has been a member of NMC’s family for more than 30 years. She attended NMC following high school and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Administration – Administrative Assistant in June 1987. She was hired by NMC in a temporary capacity as Secretary – Marketing Research in January 1987 and as a regular employee in that position in July 1987. Deb became Secretary – Tourism in the Business Development Center in July 1990. Many of us remember Deb associated with EES, as she was in that area of NMC for 21 years, starting out as Division Secretary in July 1991 and moving up to Program Assistant in 1995. In July 2012 Deb made a difficult decision to leave EES to become the Event Scheduler for the college. She was wonderful in that position, as with her previous positions, dealing with both internal and external customers. Deb did continue her education working toward a BS in Community Development at CMU. I think I speak for most all NMC employees when I express a deep sadness that will be felt throughout NMC and the community. Please keep Deb’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult loss.

Visitation will take place Friday, June 8, 2018, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 at the Kalkaska Funeral home. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at noon, in the Chapel of the Kalkaska Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska. (Full obituary)


Timothy J. Nelson, President
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
Phone: (231) 995-1010